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Pillow Sham - White, Embroidered, circa 1915-1917 Object Reg. No: SH 870004

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Pillow Case

White embroidered pillow sham, made circa 1915-1917, as part of a trousseau embroidered for Domenica Sammut of Valetta, Malta.The trousseau was embroidered either by herself or by the Nuns. Domenica married Joseph Nicholas Bajada, of Gozo. This item was brought to Australia by her daughter in 1971.
Description:
Rectangular white cotton pillow sham with coarse lace frill around the outside. There is a letter 'S' set between two outstretched leafy branches embroidered in crimson in the centre of the sham. These branches correspond to little leafy branches embroidered in white cotton bordering the lace frill of the sham. On one side of the sham, the two corners have two dangling calico ties attached to the underside of each side. Central crimson embroidery is done in cross stitch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs C. Bajada, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 91.00 cm (Height), 70.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cultural traditions, handcrafts, domestic equipment, weddings, cultural maintenance, glory boxes, ethnic groups, dowries, maltese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Manchester
Tertiary Classification: bed
Inscriptions: Embroidered: S.
Place & Date Made: Valetta, Malta, circa 1915-1917
User: Domenica Sammut, Malta, circa 1917

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